Walks & TalksAs well as creating this website, I also take my research and stories about theatre in the round and Scarborough out into the community. Currently, I do this via walks and talks, both of which are also available to book here.
Th walk not only takes in the three homes of theatre in the round in Scarborough but also other key points of interest as well as some of the many locations which were considered as new homes for theatre in the round during the 1960s and 1970s.
The subject of the talk can be tailored for each walk, emphasising - for example - Alan Ayckbourn's relationship with the town or the history of theatre in the round.
The walk takes between 60 minutes and 90 minutes - depending on the route taken, preferences of the party, stops and questions asked.
Please note, this is a walking heritage tour and does not actually enter any of the buildings - such as the Stephen Joseph Theatre - which are featured on the tour.
Talks can be booked for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and most evenings from May through September. They are dependent on the weather and may be cancelled or altered if the weather is prohibitive.
Cost:Private Tour (1 or 2 people): £30
Group Tour (3 - 6 people): £10 per person
Enquiries & BookingsIf you are interested in booking a walking tour, please contact Simon via the Contacts page giving the subject as 'walks', I'll respond to you as soon as possible after that.
Further details about my walks - including conditions of bookings - can be found here.
Forthcoming talks can be found on the Events page.
I am also available to hire for talks with the cost dependent on the organisation, length and nature of the talk as well as location and travelling costs.
My specialities are the life and works of Alan Ayckbourn and the history of theatre in the round in Scarborough. I give bespoke talks on request or more general talks about - for example - Alan Ayckbourn's career or the history of theatre in the round in Scarborough.
If you are interested in hiring me for a talk, please contact me via the Contacts page and I'll respond to you as soon as possible after that.
You can also find out more about my talks on my personal website www.simon-murgatroyd.com.